Friday, Dec. 28, 2018
From politics and education, to sports and scooters. The Local News Roundup looks back at the year in news with guest host Erik Spanberg.
Looking back at all the news of 2018. you might ask what didn't happen this year?
The midterm reshaped North Carolina politics by ending the Republicans' supermajority grip on the General Assembly. Meanwhile, 11th-hour allegations of election fraud in the 9th Congressional District threw that election into chaos.
— Steve Harrison (@Sharrison_WFAE) December 4, 2018
The Carolinas took a blow from Hurricane Florence, causing dozens of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.
— WFAE (@WFAE) October 31, 2018
As the country continued to grapple with school shootings, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was confronted with one of its own.
Grieving Butler students urged to wrest good from classmate’s school shooting death. RIP Bobby McKeithen III https://t.co/iwLlmIUGoL
— Ann Doss Helms (@anndosshelms) November 3, 2018
Presidents past and present paid tribute to evangelist Billy Graham as the Charlotte native was laid to rest.
The World Says Farewell To The Rev. Billy Graham
Coverage of Friday's big funeral in #CLT, on WFAE. Thoughts from Rev. Billy Graham's children, including Franklin Graham (photo), Joel Osteen and the archbishop of NY. https://t.co/X0eFWwEWqV pic.twitter.com/DCPRxAX9fm
— David Boraks (@davidboraks) March 3, 2018
Republicans picked Charlotte for their 2020 convention, causing rifts at city hall.
— WFAE (@WFAE) July 16, 2018
A "new day" and a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, and new means of getting around town, from light rail to scooters.
Fad or future? We're discussing dockless bikes and scooters, and how a multi-billion dollar industry is bringing new options to transportation. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/XwshI8ys2A
— Charlotte Talks (@CharlotteTalks) July 30, 2018
And that just scratches the surface of the year that was 2018.
Erik Spanberg, managing editor, Charlotte Business Journal (@CBJspanberg)
David Boraks, reporter, WFAE (@davidboraks)
Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher, Q City Metro (@glennburkins)
Ann Doss Helms, education reporter, The Charlotte Observer (@anndosshelms)
Steve Harrison, political reporter, WFAE (@SHarrison_WFAE)